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February 23, 2012 (Honors) Bellwork: Quick Write (10 minutes)- Choose 1 1. Write using “I used to think…” as your starter. 2. What is the worst thing that could happen to you on the way to school? Agenda: MLA Information (Take notes!) Work on TTTC Study Guide Questions Homework: The next three chapters of TTTC need to be read by tomorrow! Study guide questions due tomorrow!
Credible Sources Articles, books, and journals.gov,.edu, and some.org websites.com,.net websites only in special circumstances! The more information you can find on the site, the more credibility it has. Never cite a wiki site! Use your best judgment about all sites. When in doubt, find a better source.
Research Paper = Research Research should make up the majority of your paper. Base your position on substantial research evidence. Don’t use a small amount of research to back up your previously held opinion.
What is MLA? MLA= Modern Language Association English Studies - Language and Literature, Foreign Language and Literatures, Literary Criticism, Comparative Literature, Cultural Studies Why use MLA Style Formatting? Provide your readers with cues they can use to follow your ideas Allow readers to focus on your ideas by not distracting them with unfamiliar or complicated formatting Establish your credibility or ethos in the field by demonstrating an awareness of your audience and their needs as fellow researchers (particularly concerning the citing of references)
What You Need to Know About MLA Entire paper is double spaced 12 point font, Times New Roman 1 inch margins on all sides No title page “Works Cited” page Header with your last name and page number on each page (upper right corner)
In-text Citations MLA follows the author-page style of in text citations. Wordsworth stated that Romantic poetry was marked by a "spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings" (263). Romantic poetry is characterized by the "spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings" (Wordsworth 263). The page number should always be in parentheses.
In-Text Citations Continued For a source with no known author: Use a shortened version of the title. For short works put the title on quotation marks, for longer works use italics. (“Impact of Global Warming” 6). For a source with multiple authors: For three or fewer, list all names (Smith, Yang, and Moore 76). For more than three authors, list the first author followed by et al. (Jones et al. 4).
In-Text Citations Continued To cite multiple authors in the same citation, list both authors separated by a semicolon.... as has been discussed elsewhere (Burke 3; Dewey 21). To cite an indirect source (a source cited in another source), use “qtd. in” to indicate the source YOU actually consulted. Ravitch argues that high schools are pressured to act as "social service centers, and they don't do that well" (qtd. in Weisman 259).
Formatting Quotations Short quotations (fewer than 4 lines of text): According to some, dreams express "profound aspects of personality" (Foulkes 184), though others disagree. Long quotations (more than 4 lines of text): – Don’t use quotation marks – Indent 1 inch from the left margin – Parenthetical citation goes after the closing quotation mark
Adding or Omitting Words in Quotations If you add words in a quotation, add square brackets around the words to show they are not part of the original text. Jan Harold Brunvand, in an essay on urban legends, states: "some individuals [who retell urban legends] make a point of learning every rumor or tale" (78). If you delete words from a quotation, add ellipsis marks to indicate the deleted words. An ellipsis mark is three periods preceded and followed by a space. In an essay on urban legends, Jan Harold Brunvand notes that "some individuals make a point of learning every recent rumor or tale... and in a short time a lively exchange of details occurs" (78).
Academic Language Do not use: Slang Emoticons Sentences such as “I am going to tell you about…” Try to avoid: Bold, italics, and underlining for emphasis Exclamation points “Cute” stuff
Review 1.The title of your paper should be.... a) Centered, in title case b) Right below your proper heading c) Not underlined, in bold print, or in quotes d) All of the above 2.When should you indent? a) The start of every new paragraph b) Long (block) quotes c) Both 3.Should I use a title page? a) No b) Yes 4.What should you keep in the top right of your paper? a) Book title and page number b) Your last name and page number c) Last name of author and page number d) Page number
Review 5.In academic writing, square brackets [ ] are used a) To qualify statements. b) To add minor comments. c) To make insertions in quotations. d) To indicate deleted material. 6. In academic writing, three periods (...) are used a) To qualify statements. b) To add minor comments. c) To imply something that isn’t actually stated. d) To indicate deleted material.
Review: True/False Infoplease.com is a good source. You can cite a wikispaces cite. Pow! You should start your paper with an interjection. Square brackets  are used to add words in a quotation. You need a bibliography at the end of your paper. If a source has multiple authors, pick one to use in your citation. A short quotation (one that does not need block formatting) is 5 lines of text or fewer.
Works Cited Page Works Cited is a separate page! Works Cited is the title Do not bold, underline, or italicize
Works Cited Page Double space entire page Do not skip lines between entries Entries should be in alphabetical order by the last name of the first listed author Heading continues onto the Works Cited page (last name and page number) Create a hanging indent for each entry (Highlight entry- Go to paragraph, then indentation, then hanging)
Formatting Entries Basic format for book citation: Lastname, Firstname. Title of Book. City of Publication: Publisher, Year of Publication. Medium of Publication. Example: Gleick, James. Chaos: Making a New Science. New York: Penguin, 1987. Print.
Formatting Entries Basic format for journal citation: Author(s). "Title of Article." Title of Journal Volume. Issue (Year): pages. Medium of publication. Example: Duvall, John N. "The (Super)Marketplace of Images: Television as Unmediated Mediation in DeLillo's White Noise." Arizona Quarterly 50.3 (1994): 127-53. Print.